tv First Look MSNBC November 12, 2012 5:00am-5:30am EST
this morning on "first look." the latest details on the investigation and resignation of cia general director david petraeus. president obama is taking his fiscal argument to a higher power than congress. fbi investigators want to know what caused a massive explosion that killed two and damaged over 30 homes, while leveling some completely. good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. government officials say after
admitting that an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. a woman received harassing e-mails from broadwell. and the complaint led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers as to when exactly the affair came to light, who in washington knew about it and when they were told. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. a senior military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund raising in tampa, is married. she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say petraeus' downfall
started when kelly was receiving harassing e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discover of mothers between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boilen is petraeus' former spokesperson. he spoke to him twice this weekend. and said his former pass boss is remorseful. >> in his words, he screwed up. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official told nbc news, that they interviewed petraeus in october. members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like, a lightning bolt. this is something that could have an affect on national security. i think we should have been told. there's a way to do it. >> reporter: this comes as we're learning more about the days
leading up to petraeus' resignation. house majority leader eric cantor said in october he was tipped off about the situation. he said i was contacted by an fbi employee, concerned that classified information had been compromised. and the potential risk to our national security. however, the president first learned about the incident on thursday, the day petraeus offered his resignation. a senior law enforcement official said the agent's call to a congressional staffer had no affect on the petraeus/broadwell investigation or the timing of the disclosure. still, lawmakers say there's a lot of questions that need to be answered. >> we've gone for several months. and it appears they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> reporter: several of petraeus' former aides say broadwell had too much access to the general. she hasn't been shy about
sharing details about her relationship with petraeus and their shared interest in running. >> it was a test for both of us. but that was the foundation of our relationship. facing the fiscal cliff, now, the president's week is packed with meetings about it. tomorrow and wednesday he'll talk with business leaders and labor representatives, in preparation of his first round of bipartisan talks with congressional leaders on friday. >> reporter: today, top democrats drew a hard line. it's higher taxes on the wealthy or the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. >> if the republicans will not agree with in a, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire. and we'll start over next year. >> reporter: this, as one influential conservative called on republicans to give ground. >> let's have a serious debate. let's not scream and yell.
it won't hurt the company. half of them voted democratic and half of them live in hollywood. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner rejects any hike in tax rates. he would raise revenues by closing loopholes in the tax code. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> reporter: failure to agree by the end of the year would trigger deep spending cuts and tax cuts. that could mean $2,000 more in taxes for the typical household. the jobless rate soaring to 9.1% by the end of the year. and possibly, another recession. boehner and the president were close to a deal last year. the so-called grand bargain, 4 trillion in debt reduction. many think that blueprint still works. >> and the real problem is, uncriminaled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively.
not just under this administration. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy, if the standoff drags on. >> three or four weeks from now, they're making no progress at all, you're going to see the anxiety and the nervousness growing in the markets and the corporate board rooms. two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity, as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died of injuries from a fall, as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. homeland security janet napolitano met with disaster victims in new york. and now, for a look at the national weather, we turn to bill karins with the forecast. good to see you. >> good morning. it was a beautiful day for all of the people in the cleanup area and the zone. a lot of volunteers all over the
place. hard to believe 100,000 people without power still. it's crazy. let's talk about the temperatures. that's the big weather story today. look at the contrast. the cold air and the cold blast, plunging down to denver. that cold front the trying to push to the east. it's hard to see where it's lying. it's 40 in dallas. and 71 in new orleans. the warm air holding on for one more day on the east coast. and that cold front will move through with some rain as we go throughout the day today. and later tonight, for the big cities on the eastern seaboard. as far as the front, i mentioned. it's easy to draw on the map. it swept through chicago. that football game was a mess. now, the rainy weather will sweep into ohio. all of kentucky, west virginia and towards atlanta. behind it, the colder, drier air. but at least you're going to be sunny in oklahoma city and all the way through dallas and ft. worth. the only real cold, chilly area won't see the sunshine will be up here in minnesota and wisconsin. you'll be dodging snow flurries.
let me take you on a tour. mississippi, new orleans, is about to rain if it hasn't already. and nashville, same for you. ohio, kentucky, detroit, all of michigan. you have a light rain out there this morning. in some areas, a cold, chilly rain. the way your forecast looks for today, no problem whatsoever. atlanta, late in the day. a little bit of rain. snow flurries today, veronica, around chicago. again, they're not used to this time of year. it's almost middle of november. >> you're right. christmas is right around the corner. >> thanks. coming up, a british woman is divorcing her husband for refusing to re-create scenes from "50 shades of grey." plus, reports that jesse jackson jr. may be negotiating a plea deal that might end his time in congress and might include jail time. ♪
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day with a traditional wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns. it was the first veterans day in a decade without american troops serving in iraq. israeli forces fired warning shots into syria, after fighting between syrian rebels fell on an army post in the golden heights. central venice is under water because of heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds. high tide has reached its sixth-highest level since recordkeeping began. the blue gingham dress has sold for $480,000 at auction. and a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to re-create scenes from the best-selling erotic novel, "fifty shades of grey." she cites his, quote, boring attitude towards sex, as ed of unreasonable behavior, which is
one of five grounds for divorce in the united kingdom. now, your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. a chicago tv station reports that if jesse jackson jr. makes a plea deal with the feds, he would likely mean an agreement from politics. jackson is accused of misusing campaign funds to decorate his washington, d.c. home. karen hughes, the former senior adviser to president george w. bush had scathing comments in a politico of op-ed. if another republican man says anything other than rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, i want to personally cut out his tongue. you think mitt romney had it rough? he slapped a big old romney/ryan tattoo on his face.
and he says, it's not coming off. he happens to be a professional wrestler. and he tells politico that he hopes the stunt will help him break into showbiz. obama senior campaign adviser, david axelrod, he's better for a new job. don't look for him at his old spot in the white house. >> going to spend part of my time, starting an institute of politic at the university of chicago. my feeling is, if i can help inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make. by now you know karl rove didn't quite get it right on election night. and that was just fine with "the simpsons." during last night's episode, bart's message on the chalkboard read, i will not concede the election until karl rove gives me permission. a small town is marking
president obama's election by sending two pounds of white truffles to the white house. that's going to do it. that's your dish of scrambled politics. that fiscal cliff hanging over wall street and main street, some investors are worried last week's postelection sell-off could gather steam. the s&p 500 is four points from correction territory. this week, we'll get new numbers on retail sales or october. and two, key inflation reports. japan's economy saw its first retraction this year. good news out of greece, where lawmakers approve the new 2013 budget, a key step in keeping the country out of bankruptcy. apple and htc settled a 32-month patent battle. looks like live nation
ticketmaster is about to see a threat to its share in the market. papal and aeg. believe it or not, thanks giving is now less than two weeks away. so, how much does it cost to host that big day? a new survey finds it's going to run you about 246 bucks this year. but looks like more people may skip seconds to get a head start on black friday shopping. toys "r" us is the latest store to announce it will open at 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day, along with walmart and sears. "the l.a. times" reports that prescription overdoses outnumber deaths caused by heroin and cocaine combined. three out of four prescription overdoses are caused by narcotic-paced painkillers and lead to over 15,000 deaths each year. drugs are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the united states, with 300 million
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dead and dozens homeless. the cause of the explosion is uncertain. but the concussion was felt up to three miles away. in new jersey, spectators got a first look at the new faces taking flight for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. they took to the sky for the test flights with less than two weeks until the 86th annual parade. the crews practiced to assure a safe flight on the parade route. it was flying day in san francisco. 33 teams did their best to take flight at the tenth annual red bull flew tag. judges graded teams on their flight time, creativity and showmanship. oh, my goodness. in sports, now, the l.a. lakers now have a new coach. so much for phil jackson
returning to the l.a. lakers. mike d'antoni, former coach for the knicks and suns, is the new coach. sunday night football, texans and bears and houstons scored a touchdown on a diving catch by arian foster. drew brees threw for three touchdowns as the saints ended atlanta's chance for a perfect season. the falcons' fourth quarter comeback failed. the ravens had a 55-20 rout of oakland. and in overtime, st. louis and san francisco played for the first tie in the nfl since 2008. 24-24. in college football, alabama's loss put kansas state in the first place. oregon moves up to number two. notre dame is number three. alabama drops to four. georgia is fifth. lance armstrong sent out
this twitter photo over his weekend. on a couch from front of the yellow jerseys that were erased because of doping. the message says, back in austin. and just laying around. now, for a look at the weather, here's bill karins with the weather channel forecast. you can't take those away from him. >> that's what my tv room looks like, too. >> mine, too. >> i have the outfits from when the big storms hit. and i put them up on the wall. >> you and me both. the shows and the dresses. >> very nice. wow. good morning, everyone. yesterday was a nice day for the cleanup that's still undergoing and will be going on until christmas, for all of the areas on the jersey shore. it was the warmest day this region had seen since sandy had hit. it's a mild morning. one more nice day of warm temperatures for the people struggling without power, which is about 100,000 people. the clouds are increasing.
65, near 70 today. a chance of tomorrows and rain late in the day from buffalo to pittsburgh. and this morning, the rain showers are from the ohio valley, kentucky, tennessee and eventually headed for atlanta. a good news is finally, there's no big, huge weather stories this week. there's no big storms heading anywhere. that's good. get a little break from the craziness we've been seeing. >> thank you for that. just ahead, 007 mania reaches the united states. plus, say it isn't so. justin bieber and selena gomez is no more. capella university understands rough economic times have led to an increase in clinical depression. drug and alcohol abuse is up. and those dealing with grief don't have access to the
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people to believe he actually thought he was abraham lincoln. you think so? the mtv music video awards took place sunday night. it turns out our friends across the atlantic love the same artists we do. taylor swift had a great night. and british boy band one direction picked up two wins. youtube sensation, psy, you know this guy, right? he won best video for his megahit "gangnam style." 367 million views on youtube. justin bieber was the top performer. and bieber's awards weren't his biggest news this weekend. after weeks of speculation, justin bieber and selena gomez are calling it quits. e! news broke the story after spotting the biebs out and about with a 19-year-old victoria's secret model.
>> not cool. >> she's the older woman, too. they sent their single messages of support and release. >> you can't feel too bad for either one of them. >> i feel bad for their, though. this is "first look." "way too early" starts right now. >> he is very much an intellectual, as you know. a scholar. atypical military scholar. that's another reason why the agency fits in well. it's much more analytic. and he appreciates the intellectual stimulation there, the brains versus brawn, although they have it all. and the military does, too. he's very happy where he's at now. >> that was paula broadwell on "morning joe" back in january, around the time when